Hubert Hurkacz Bio

  • • Nickname is Hubi.
  • • Father, Krzysiek; mother, Zosia; sister, Nika, also plays tennis.
  • • Began playing tennis at age 5 because mother was a junior tennis champion in Poland.
  • • Also participated in gymnastics, basketball and football as a child.
  • • Parents met as swimming teammates at the Wroclaw University of Economics.
  • • Uncles, Lech and Tomek, were also tennis players. Grandfather played volleyball on international level.
  • • Says that he hopes to inspire Poles to achieve their dreams and remain positive during tough times.
  • • Favourite shot is serve, surface is hard and city on tour is Melbourne.
  • • Says that he has an all-around game after growing up on clay with both offensive and defensive skills.
  • • Enjoys basketball, books, fast cars, snooker and watches.
  • • Idolised Roger Federer and basketball player Michael Jordan growing up.
  • • Favourite food is risotto. Pre-match meal typically includes vegetables, rice, pasta and/or cereal.
  • • Likes reading books by Robert Ludlum.
  • • Favourite actor is Jason Statham, movie is Papillon, TV show is Top Gear and superhero is Iron Man.
  • • If he wasn't a tennis player, he would have pursued race-car driving, basketball or business.
  • • Hopes that his peers consider him "thoughtful and kind to others, fiercely passionate about tennis, competitive, but never a sore loser."

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